The traffic on Highway 99 was the best defense against Ripon High's attack Monday. Normally a 35-minute trip by bus, Ripon coach Jamie DeBruyn said it took about an hour and 15 minutes to reach its destination. The ride home went much more smoothly, as moods lightened following a 5-1 trouncing of Hughson. "We didn't show up until 5 minutes before game time," DeBruyn said. "We rushed through warm-ups and stretches, and you can tell ...
Manteca bounced back from a discouraging loss with an encouraging win Monday against visiting Weston Ranch.
It was just two years ago that East Union captured the outright Valley Oak League crown and played for a Sac-Joaquin Section championship for the first time.
Manteca senior Abdiel Chaquito was nothing short of impressive during Thursday's Valley Oak League showdown between the Valley Oak League's defending co-champions Sierra at Guss Schmeidt Field.
Bad news first. Brooke Riley, East Union's sophomore sensation, bogeyed twice on the Manteca Park Golf Course front nine on Thursday. The good news? She etched her name into the course records books anyway. The reigning Valley Oak League MVP carded an impressive 4-under-par 33 to lead the Lancers' 229-271 win over crosstown foe Manteca High. Riley holed six birdies en route to securing her place as the VOL course record holder. East Union coach ...
Manteca dropped two singles competitions but still overpowered Kimball of Tracy 7-2 during Thursday's Valley Oak League match in Tracy.
Ripon was pushed to its first five-game match of the season Thursday night. The Indians had their final preseason tune-up against visiting Los Banos as they prep for their Trans Valley League opener next week against Escalon. Ripon evened their record to 5-5 after defeating the Tigers in a fifth and decisive game, 18-25, 26-24, 16-25, 25-22, 15-9. "We start (TVL) on Tuesday," Ripon head coach Adrienne Uecker said. "And I'm proud of my kids. ...
Andrew Manes had himself a game Thursday. Manes finished with three assists and a goal as Ripon Christian netted three in the first half of a 4-0 Southern League victory over visiting Denair Thursday. The game was scoreless through 17 minutes until Manes assisted Travis Vander Molen in front of the net. In the 21st minute, Manes found Kyle Van Vuren for the 2-0 advantage. Manes then recorded a third assist in the 39th minute ...
Manteca High's Winter Gym seems to bring out the best in Monica King. East Union's senior outside hitter showed up in a big way on Wednesday, finishing with 12 kills and 10 digs during a 3-0 sweep over cross-town rival Manteca, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18. "Monica loves playing over here," East Union head coach Rich Posz said. "She had a great night, and I think she had a statement to make." This was the Lancers' Valley ...
Weston Ranch hosted a five-game loss (25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-17) against visiting Kimball on Wednesday evening to open Valley Oak League play.
Ripon wanted to prove itself to be a legitimate threat in the Trans-Valley League when it kicked off conference play Wednesday against visiting Escalon.
It appears to be a two-school race for the Valley Oak League's varsity boys and girls titles.
LATHROP - One down, 13 more stressful matches to go. Sierra began its Valley Oak League co-championship defense Tuesday with a 4-1 win over Lathrop High at Bennie Gatto Field. While the Timberwolves (1-0, 5-3-1 overall) prevailed by a wide margin, head coach Joe Pires isn't expecting very many of those results moving forward. And the league opener wasn't necessarily stress-free for Sierra. More on that later. "I told the guys not to get too ...
Manteca High's girls tennis team continued its Valley Oak League title defense with a 9-0 shutout of visiting Lathrop on Tuesday.
The East Union volleyball team has worked up a sweat going into tonight's Valley Oak League opener at Manteca High.
MODESTO – East Union's boys basketball squad resorted to its bread and butter down the stretch of Wednesday's opening round matchup of the Modesto City Classic.
RIPON – The first game of the season was a work in progress.
Three area wrestling teams had rough season-opening duals Wednesday night.
It may not have been pretty but it was a win.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's boys basketball team showed flashes of how good it can be under first-year head coach Nathan McGrath in Tuesday's 60-36 victory over Stagg.
Some say that since Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Games do not count in a team's overall record, they do not matter very much. Do not tell that to Xavier Hartfield.
FRESNO - Sierra sophomore Josh Spooner recorded the best finish of the four local runners competing at Saturday's CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno's Woodward Park.
Four area runners are chasing history Saturday in the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
RIPON - Kody Day, a disruptive force on Ripon High's defensive line at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, does not back down from a challenge.
Regina Dias' comeback to the volleyball court was a successful one.
Ripon High's Jamie DeBruyn was named the Trans-Valley League's 2013 Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his Indians to a historical season in which the Indians earned the school's first championship in boys soccer.
RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).
Abdiel Chiquito was certain he would not get snubbed, not for a second straight year.
The 54 competitors in the CIF State Girls Golf Championships were treated to surprisingly-good weather at Carmel's Quail Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday.